portsnap and portupgrade

Valentin Bud valentin.bud at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 18:16:20 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Tom Worster <fsb at thefsb.org> wrote:

> On 12/18/08 12:12 PM, "Daniel Bye" <danielby at slightlystrange.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 04:41:22PM +0100, Pieter Donche wrote:
> >>
> >> So since it's faster and doesn't delete user generated files,
> >> upgrade is always to be preferred over extract, right?
> >
> > Yes. As RW has already noted, extract will replace the entire ports tree
> > with the pristine version in portsnap's archive.
> so if one plans to do portsnap fetch; portsnap extract after installing
> freebsd from a release CD on a new machine, there's no point in installing
> the ports collection from the CD using sysinstall?

As far as i see things no it makes no sense to install the ports tree from
I have never installed ports from CD because all the computers running
freebsd have an
internet connection and the first thing i do is to fetch the updated ports

a great day,

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